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Mali faces deadly sectarian clashes

International | The rising violence could further complicate regional insecurity
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 02:32 pm

A spate of sectarian clashes in Mali threatens to spark a regional conflict in a part of Africa struggling to contain Islamic extremism.

Malian authorities suspect ethnic Peuhls, also known as Fulanis, were behind attacks last week that left at least 38 people dead in the villages of Yoro and Gangafani in the Mopti region near the border with Burkina Faso. At least 750 people fled the villages following the attacks.

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A win for pluralistic democracy in Turkey

International | Opposition candidate emerges victorious in do-over mayoral election in Istanbul
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/24/19, 01:25 pm

TURKEY: In a controversial rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election, opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won again, potentially breaking the 25-year dominance of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose Islamist Justice and Development Party rose to power after his stint as Istanbul’s mayor.

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Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/21/19, 10:26 am

More than a thousand demonstrators dressed in black resumed protests in Hong Kong on Friday against a controversial extradition bill. The demonstrators, most of them students, gathered outside government offices in the city center. Those offices remained closed on Friday “due to security considerations.” Police told demonstrators to disperse but did not immediately use force to remove them.

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